49) Last day of the year in the Gardens
This Gazebo sitting next to the Swan Lake, designed in Victorian style with cast iron material. It was originally built in 18th century at Grange Road. It was later on been re-erected in 1969 and relocated to the entrance of Botanic Gardens. Finally, in 2010 it was shifted next to the Swan Lake.
I wish this would be his final home, as to get a favorite ground like this is not as easy as you could choose. Memories, surroundings and atmosphere are considerations.
What is it like sitting on this timber bench, well washed by weather? Well, while enjoying watching the lonely swan surfing from one end to the other; waving at the surfing boat passing by; or even meeting a new friend could be a valuable insight for some.
The Gazebo with a dark gray body, exudes the calm and tranquility of the landscape even more.
Only one single swan is onboard today, I see that the others are all out for their party preparations or are they somewhere reciting their incantations for a better new year ahead…?
Come close to Frederick Chopin and his lover seated near the Symphony Lake, a few hundreds meters away from the Swan Lake. While Chopin is engaged in his keys and notes, his lover looks on. Symphony Lake is filled with emptiness now, but with the looming notes of Chopin, a brand new year awaits her. Shall we ask Frederick for some inspiration?
And I am sitting next to the lotus, good enough for my companion to comfort me, on the last day of 2012! Cheers!
29 thoughts on “49) Last day of the year in the Gardens”
December 31, 2012 at 2:39 am
Am I right in thinking your new year is still a month away? I may be mixing cultures?
Have a wonderful new year whenever it comes 😉 And a contented 2013.
December 31, 2012 at 9:54 am
I think you are referring Chinese Lunar New Year, but I am talking about Global New Year!
Haha! Many new year to go, toast!
Sydney is away for party again!
December 31, 2012 at 2:50 am
You help me see man-made structures in a new light…it could be that you pick such unique representations, but i think without your thoughtful prose–guiding me through like an evolved tour guide–is what makes them so extra special. A blessed and happy new year to you, Sydney. 🙂
December 31, 2012 at 10:00 am
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, is it what you mean?
Sydney is always like to walk around the park and look for norm but not norm.
I wish you enjoy your year end party! Remember when drink don’t drive, when drive don’t drink!
December 31, 2012 at 11:44 am
sort of…more that you find particularly eye-catching structures, and with an enthusiastic description that’s specific (to architecture) yet delightfully first person and human, I see them as you do.
When I was a teen-ager, I had the good fortune to live in Europe and see some great castles, and I’ve always kept an eye for the beauty in structures, I guess.
No drinking for me. 🙂
December 31, 2012 at 4:45 am
A Gazebo looks like a nice place to spend a peaceful day (maybe even just one peaceful hour) before the cares of the New Year begin. I am not a pessimist but keep guarded optimism.
December 31, 2012 at 10:08 am
I know, you are a happy good singer! In fact, I thought of inviting you to my party sing a song for us!
But due to unforeseen circumstances, I think I can’t get a private jet on time, so sorry about it!
Never mind, be a happy birdie and toast for the new coming year!
December 31, 2012 at 10:14 am
All my best wishes to you! Have a great start into a wonderful new year!
Greets from Mexico
December 31, 2012 at 11:05 am
Thanks, you too my friend!
I wish you bless and luck always be with your side!
December 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm
What a wonderful Singaporean-German-Mexican Blogger connection!
Enjoy life! Happy days!
December 31, 2012 at 10:40 am
Another placid journey to soothe the nerves! The world needs soothing! Thank you!
December 31, 2012 at 11:08 am
My Dearest Tomas, you are always welcome! I wish be well and happy on your journey of mindfulness!
December 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Beautiful place!!!! Good post!!
December 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Thanks, Rexlin! Cheers!
December 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm
Great photos, Sydney, as always. Do have a great new year celebration.
December 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm
Haha! I just had my bunch too! I’ll see you at the new year count-down party!
December 31, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Sidney I wanted to give yuo this for your lovely bog! http://utesmile.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/thank-you-thank-you-thank-you/
January 1, 2013 at 1:16 am
Hey, ute! Thank you very much!
I wish you healthy and sweetie forever! 🙂
December 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Thanks again Sidney. I enjoyed my daily trip to Singapore through you! Looking forward to returning in 2013. 🙂
January 1, 2013 at 1:25 am
Here I am return in 2013! Thank you for the past year accompany me thru-out my journey of Blogging!
I wish you lucky and happy forever!
December 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm
Happy New Year from Mary and Spotty dog
January 1, 2013 at 1:18 am
You too! Wellness and Wealthy forever! From Sydney and Cougar!
December 31, 2012 at 11:53 pm
Nice and informative post as usual, Sydney.
Happy New Year to you and also to your family too. May 2013 will be a bright year for us all.
January 1, 2013 at 1:20 am
Yes! Yes! You too Chris! May you and your family been blessed and protected by God!
January 1, 2013 at 1:11 am
Happy New year Syd.
January 1, 2013 at 1:27 am
Thanks, thanks! Thousand of appreciations!
I wish you graceful and cheerful forever!
January 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm
Good to see these pictures – and find your blog. I will be visiting the Botanic Gardens in Singapore later this month. Very much looking forward to it. Happy New Year!
January 1, 2013 at 11:40 pm
Hey! Thanks for your visiting!
I wish you good fortune in 2013!
January 2, 2013 at 4:39 am
That’s a beautiful gazebo, Sydney. Thanks for pointing it out!